Rafael Medina

Director, Media Relations


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Rafael Medina

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Rafael Medina is a director of media relations at American Progress. Previously, he served as the senior communications manager at the Immigration Hub. In this role, Medina supported the implementation of the Hub’s communications strategy and plans to support immigration-related federal and political advocacy. Prior to joining the Hub, he served as a senior communications manager at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, where he managed the communications strategy for the organization’s courts, justice reform, census, and immigrant rights teams.

Medina began his communications career at American Progress. He previously served as the senior media coordinator, where he oversaw the day-to-day communications operation for the Immigration Policy team and the Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative, as well as all ethnic media matters. He started as the ethnic media associate, where he managed content and media relations for the Ethnic Media team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in education studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. A Los Angeles native, Medina is passionate about competitive boxing and is a part-time coach in the Washington, D.C., area.


Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Continued Infliction of Harm and Suffering on Puerto Ricans Article
Visible roof damage to a school in Puerto Rico, September 2018. (Getty/Angel Valentin)

Congress Needs to Stop Trump’s Continued Infliction of Harm and Suffering on Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rican families continue to suffer from unemployment and food insecurity following hurricanes Irma and Maria. They deserve to be able to put food on the table for their families, and Congress should address this much-needed funding now.

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